In this small tutorial I will show you how to flush and clear the ARP cache in your Windows 7 operating system. ARP stands for Address Protocol Resolution. It is a networking computer protocol that contains latest IP addresses to MAC addresses mapping to reduce number of ARP requests. Apart this boring explanation that probability won’t make a lot of sense to you, you have to know that sometimes ARP is responsible for bad Internet connections as well as websites/blogs that don’t load correctly or fail to load or even timeout. That’s why, in order to fix these kind of errors and issues it is important to clear such cache.
- As a first step, let’s learn how to locate and view the ARP cache in Windows 7.
- Click Start.
- In the Search field, type CMD and do not press Enter.
- Right click the CMD icon and select Run as Administrator.
- In the Command Prompt black window, type arp -a and press Enter.
- Now, in order to flush the cache, type netsh interface ip delete arpcache
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